Update by the Santa Barbara County Search & Rescue Team
Shortly before noon, Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue, Santa Barbara County and City Fire, SB County Air Support and AMR responded to a paraglider down with lower extremity injuries and stated 2 miles up from the trailhead.
With the distance from the trailhead, responding agencies responded to the Upper Rattlesnake trailhead to make access. Upon County Air Support Copter 308 arriving on scene, the paraglider was found between the first and second creek crossing just north of the pine tree grove.
A rescue technician was inserted at the location to evaluate the subject and determined that a hoist was best due to the injuries. The pilot was hoisted and flown to SB Cottage Hospital for further treatment of their injuries.
All ground teams were released from the incident once the patient had been successfully hoisted to the aircraft.
Reported by Tagdes
Upper Rattlesnake Canyon Trail, medical emergency.
SB City Fire, County Fire and Copter 308 are responding.
A hiker sustained injuries to a lower extremity and was transported by Copter 308 to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment.